LIONS HANG ON FOR VICTORY OVER BASEBALL

LIONS HANG ON FOR VICTORY OVER BASEBALL

Uniondale, N.Y. (5/3/17)  The Dominican College baseball team fell in their regular season finale, 14-13, this afternoon to Molloy College in a game played at Mitchell Field Athletic Complex.

With the loss, the Chargers end the regular season with an overall record of 17-26.

Molloy led 6-0 after two innings, but Dominican got on the board with three runs in the fourth as Max Franzone (Nanuet, N.Y.) hit a two-run single to right field and Arbely Soto (Bronx, N.Y.) later drew a bases loaded walk.

The Lions countered with two runs in the bottom frame to increase the lead to 8-3, but DC scored runs in the next five innings to cut the deficit to the final 14-13 score.  In the fifth, right fielder Brendan Woodruff (Cincinnati, Ohio) hit a sacrifice fly ball to to left field to bring home a run and added two more in the sixth as Soto hit a run-scoring double to right center and second basemen Justin Decker (Rotterdam, N.Y.) got a bases loaded ground out to cut the lead to 8-6.

An error allowed a run to score in the seventh and a ground rule double to center field off the bat of Decker brought home a run in the eighth to make the score 14-8.

In the ninth, Dominican scored five runs on three hits and one error.  The first run came home on a passed, followed by an RBI groundout from Anthony Bartolomei (Oakhurst, N.J.).  A two-run single to right field from pinch hitter Jordan Bernacet (Schenectady, N.Y.) and catcher Brett Karcher-Bowen (Cypress, Texas) singled home the last run of the game.

Franzone had three RBIs in the loss.

Decker and Karcher-Bowen each had three hits.

Arben Becaj (Brooklyn, N.Y.) took the loss (1-5) in four innings of work.